Swanney v General Medical Council  CSIH 35
11 June 2008
The Inner House has refused the appeal of a Scottish doctor who now primarily practises in Scotland against a finding of serious professional misconduct. The doctor had appealed on the basis that the conduct complained of occurred in Canada, and had already resulted in his being subjected to disciplinary proceedings there, and argued that this meant he should not be subjected to further censure by the GMC. The doctor's arguments were rejected, the Inner House ruling that as a primary concern of the GMC is the protection of the public, the proceedings were properly brought to regulate the doctor's practice on return to the UK.
Roddy Dunlop of Axiom Advocates was counsel for the GMC.
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